BBC Power Generators article

Coming soon: Richard Harris looks at the history of the BBC’s generator trucks.

There were only ever ten of these as eventually the BBC simply hired generators from outside organisations.

Richard’s article relates everything that he could discover about each of the ten.

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Is this really a BBC Generator van? Photo: Dave Hill

Project Vivat – Power System considerations

By Richard Harris

There is more to consider when providing power for an outside broadcast unit than arriving on-site and plugging into the nearest socket outlet. Safety and compliance with regulations concerning use of power need to be taken into account, particularly when the public are present. There are some complex technical and legal issues involved.

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Roving on…

Richard’s “Roving Eye” article just keeps on growing – the latest version now includes Roving Eyes RE3 and RE4 (which were never completed) and RE5 (which became the LMCR). Many thanks to our contributors for the extra information.

Roving Eye Article

The “Roving Eye” article by Richard was withdrawn at his request for some last minute updates, including more new photographs. It has now been reinstated and can be found here.

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